Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Should Elton John adopt?

After a recent post where I questioned the idea of allowing gay adoption (not coming to any conclusions, of course), what do people think of Elton John wanting to adopt Lev, an orphan from the Ukraine?

Now I don't know the particular circumstances of Lev, nor the living conditions of the orphanage, but he lives in an orphanage where many of the parents have died of HIV and I'm imagining the living conditions aren't that crash hot. Would it be better for Lev to remain the orphanage, or adopted by Elton and David where his standard of living (education, health etc etc.) would be much better?

Now, I know there are so many particulars and variables for us to answer that question adequately, so my question is basically this: Both poverty and homosexuality are against the created order. Which is worse for a child to be raised in?

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Anonymous said...

just did the ethics exam tonight at moore would of been a good exam question
Retrieval ethic comes to mind..... And the fact that being the child of any celebrity is very often harmful

Anonymous said...

I dont know the answer to your question, but would you have as much of an issue about katherine heigl adopting a little Korean baby? Why/why not? Might she be exposed to greed/worldliness? How about Madonna's adopted kids? Isnt she divorced with whazisname? How about Brangelina's kids and how their parents might be workaholics, flying around the world shooting movies?

Do any of these issues/new dangers nullify the loving act of adoption so much so that we can say that it would have been better had it not happened at all?

Tom in Ontario said...

Elton is old enough to be the kid's grandfather. I don't get the whole celebrities adopting these orphaned kids thing. If Elton wants to do some good with his wealth there are a lot of philanthropic causes that he could help.

The kid would not only gain a much higher standard of living, he'd be constantly in the public eye as the child of a celebrity. Is that necessarily a good thing?

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